• Hyeon Soo Lim, 61, given medical parole, says official news agency
  • Faced hard labour after 2015 arrest for allegedly meddling in state affairs

A Canadian pastor serving a life sentence with hard labour in North Korea has been released on medical parole as a humanitarian gesture, the official KCNA news agency said.

Hyeon Soo Lim, 61, was freed on “sick bail”, the agency announced after a Canadian government delegation arrived in Pyongyang to discuss the case.

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